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COVID-19 second wave: Things people at home should and shouldn’t do.  

COVID-19 second wave

Since the worldwide spread of COVID-19 in 2020, India is still experiencing the worst outbreak a year later. During the second wave of corona, the country has reported over 2 lakhs cases of COVID-19 in past few days.

Moreover, the new COVID-19 variant spreading easily is making the situation difficult to handle. Individuals suffering from new COVID-19 variant are reportedly experiencing additional symptoms such as headache, discolored fingers and toes, conjunctivitis, and diarrhea.

In such conditions people must take these additional precautions while staying at home.

For people experiencing symptoms like mild fever, nasal congestion, aches and pains, diarrhea, or loss of taste and smell.

Do’s: Isolate yourself at home in a separate room preferably with separate washroom. Also keep your belongings including clothes and utensils separate from your family members. Keep hydrated. Regularly monitor your fever and oxygen levels and take medication to control fever after consulting a doctor.

Don’ts: Don’t take medication at home like steroids or Remdesivir without consulting a doctor.

For people having symptoms like cough, distressed breathing, high fever for over a week, and oxygen level below 94%.

Do’s: Monitor your fever and oxygen saturation and keep updated your doctor over call or text. If your oxygen level goes down, look for the hospital bed also for oxygen cylinder provider.

Don’ts: Don’t take medicines without consulting a doctor. If your oxygen level drops below 90% don’t wait at home and get hospitalized instead to avoid complications.



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